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Sparkling cities, paradise island and desert retreats, 19 days in Australia in the utmost style

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  • Privately guided tours and experiences
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Internal flights and private transfers
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

An Australian adventure as epic as it is luxurious, this 18-night trip takes you to some of Australia’s most incredible corners, from exciting cities to paradise islands and remote desert retreats, staying in a hand-picked collection of the country’s finest lodges and hotels. Please note this itinerary is only available May – October.

Start with three nights in sunny Sydney, seeing the city from a private boat as you cruise under the famous bridge and past the Opera House to some of its most exclusive neighbourhoods. You’ll also hike in the nearby Blue Mountains before returning back to the Harbour City on a spectacular helicopter flight.

Then it’s to the geographical and spiritual heart of the country and two nights at Longitude 131° within sight of sacred Uluru and surrounded by the red Simpson Desert, before two nights exploring the impossibly beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

Return to civilization in Melbourne, where you will be immersed in its uniquely cool culture, before flying out to rugged Tasmania for two nights at the award-winning Saffire Freycinet where you’ll meet the island’s eponymous devils, dine on just caught oysters and take in the sweeping views.

Aboard a private aircraft, fly back north to the mainland for lunch, then back out to Kangaroo Island for two nights at Southern Ocean Lodge, an equally stunning spot with an enviable clifftop perch. Kangaroo Island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and it’s here you can spot ‘roos lounging on the beach, seek out bizarre platypus and get close to koala. End at the opposite side of Australia, on the vast North West frontier, at Bamurru Plains, a glamourous safari lodge encircled by bird-rich wetlands and savanna, the perfect place to sit back and absorb the whole experience.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Sydney

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Sydney airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Sydney

Accommodation in Sydney

Three nights in Sydney Three nights in Sydney

The city of Sydney on the east coast of Australia is as idyllic is it appears from its instantly recognisable cityscape. It boasts a rich and intriguing history, famous beaches and iconic landmarks, with a diverse and friendly population, all spread around an elaborate shoreline of Port Jackson’s yacht-filled inlets, bays and rivers.

Pubs, markets, modern restaurants, theatres and galleries old and new add an exciting, sophisticated cultural air, while the fine weather and surrounding natural wonders of New South Wales make it a very outdoorsy place, and a great base from which to explore nearby beaches, mountains and national parks.

Sydney Sails Sydney Sails

This tour is the perfect introduction to Sydney – a full day of touring with your own local guide and private vehicle, capped off by an afternoon cruise to see stunning Sydney Harbour from the water.

You’ll see all the main sights, learn about Sydney’s unique colonial past, and explore the rich aboriginal history. Discover The Rocks, the Opera House precinct, colonial Macquarie Street, and the glamorous Eastern Suburbs. See the views from South Head, and visit iconic Bondi Beach, then enjoy lunch by the Harbour’s edge at a favourite local haunt.

In the afternoon, enjoy a taste of local life as you cruise Sydney Harbour on your skippered yacht, for a 2 hour cruise on the world’s most beautiful harbour.

Sunrise in Blue Mountains
Private Blue Mountains tour Private Blue Mountains tour

After leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the Sydney, stop at a wildlife park to meet some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife, arriving early to beat the crowds. Continue your journey into the Blue Mountains and walk through spectacular scenery. See the famous ‘three sisters’, take a stroll around Katoomba and visit our pick of the best remote lookouts before lunch.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Sydney airport

Flight

Flight from Sydney to Ayres Rock

Days 4-6

Uluru and the Outback

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer your lodge

Accommodation in Uluru and the Outback

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Two nights at Longitude 131° Two nights at Longitude 131°

Longitude 131° offers guests a complete and personal Red Centre experience with a range of inclusive guided outback excursions scheduled daily, allowing guests to immerse in the living cultural landscape and discover the region’s iconic natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxury. For those looking for a custom and personalised itinerary, a range of optional bespoke experiences is also available.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Ayers Rock Airport

Flight

Flight from Ayres Rock Airport to Cairns

Days 6-7

Cairns

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Cairns

Accommodation in Cairns

Overnight in Cairns Overnight in Cairns

Enjoy an evening in the seaside city of Cairns, the region's tourist hub and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, and adventures into the wild hinterland.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cairns Airport

Flight

Flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Whitsundays

Days 7-10

Whitsundays

Accommodation in Whitsundays

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Three nights at Qualia Three nights at Qualia

Spend your time exploring this impossibly beautiful corner of Australia from the comfort of Qualia. Take to the sparkling turquoise waters and explore the colourful marine world on a guided snorkelling trip, or cruise along on a catamaran, letting someone else do the hard work or having a go yourself if you're an experience sailor. You can also explore the island on guided or self-guided walks, enjoy a sunset cruise, go parasailing or simply relax with a drink on the white sandy beaches.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Hamilton Island Airport

Flight

Flight to Melbourne

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Melbourne

Days 10-12

Melbourne

Accommodation in Melbourne

Two nights in Melbourne Two nights in Melbourne

Melbourne sits at the end of Port Phillip Bay, split by the winding Yarra River, with its suburbs reaching out around the shoreline. With handsome Victorian-era architecture, museums, galleries, theatres, green parks, and an innovative art and nightlife scene, this is undoubtedly Australia’s cultural heart. It’s also a city known for a collective obsession with coffee, the aromas of roasting beans fill the air, with hip cafes and delis at every turn, and love of sport, especially Australian rules football, cricket, horse racing and motorsport.

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A local's look at Melbourne A local's look at Melbourne

Take some time to really connect with the city, its people and their passions with this local’s look at Melbourne. Journey down the Golden Mile and learn how the discovery of gold shaped the city, take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with sport and drive through the beachside suburbs stopping in St Kilda - Melbourne’s playground. Of course, no tour would be complete without a stroll through Melbourne’s iconic laneways and arcades, home to world renowned street art, hidden bars and restaurants, independent galleries, eclectic boutiques and bustling cafés which serve this caffeine addicted city. Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, a vibrant historic landmark has been at the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century, offering everything from gourmet foods to clothing and souvenirs, with stalls passed down through generations. The tour culminates with a delicious two course lunch in one of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Melbourne Airport

Flight

Flight from Melbourne to Hobart

Days 12-14

Tasmania

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your Tasmanian hotel

Accommodation in Tasmania

Biking Saffire
Two nights at Saffire Freycinet Two nights at Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Freycinet’s complimentary range of activities let you engage and connect with Freycinet’s stunning natural wonders and attractions. You can visit the local Freycinet Winery to learn the art of winemaking and indulge in some fine Tasmanian fare, take a trip to Saffire’s open-range Tasmanian devil enclosure to learn about the conservation of this iconic endemic marsupial, head to a working oyster farm to taste some of Tasmania’s best seafood, or hike, canoe, kayak, fish and mountain bike through this incredible landscape. Additional activities include quad biking, boat cruises and bespoke culinary experiences.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Hobart airport

Flight

Flight to Kangaroo Island via Adelaide

Days 14-16

Kangaroo Island

Accommodation in Kangaroo Island

Two nights exploring Kangaroo Island from Southern Ocean Lodge Two nights exploring Kangaroo Island from Southern Ocean Lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge offers a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience with a selection of guided island experience that will allow guests to encounter Kangaroo's abundant wildlife and discover its unique natural attractions, often with exclusive access and always with a touch of luxury. Meet the sea lions at Seal Bay, explore the vast wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, hike along the coast, enjoy fine dining and relax in the spa. Additional activities include quad biking, kayaking, beach fishing and guided adventure hikes.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Kingscote Airport

Flight

Flight from Kingscote Airport to Darwin via Adelaide

Days 16-19

North West Australia

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight from to Bamurru Plains

Accommodation in North West Australia

Three nights at Bamurru Plains Three nights at Bamurru Plains

Enjoy your days exploring the wilds of Bamurru Plains. The wildlife on show is some of the most impressive in Australia, and expert field guides will help you discover it. Watch hundreds of birds take flight from the lake as you fly by on an airboat, or slowly cruise down the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface, all sorts of creatures move in the grass, the air is warm and still and all eyes scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles. On guided walks and drives search for free roaming horses, buffalo, dingos and wallabies or spend some time up in the tower hide spotting the vibrant bird life of the area.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight from to Darwin

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